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Temenos Toronto – Workshop for Trust & Connection

Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert

Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Temenos Toronto – Workshop for Trust & Connection

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Temenos invites us to experience connection, openness and trust on a level that’s not accessible to us in daily life. With Temenos, we can safely test more effective methods of relating with others.


  • "Insightful. Transformative. Game-changer. I learned what I most love to do and why. I learned how I was sabotaging myself and how to stop. The workshop was well-paced, safe, interesting and authentic." - Shawn Phelps
  • "Enlightened, Thought-provoking, Powerful Insights, Deep Connections. I gained insights in how to recognize patterns (especially my own) and ways to connect with others. I enjoyed the safe environment and group sharing. It was visual and interactive." - Nancy Mayer
  • "Moving, Revealing, Balancing. I found that deep connections to other human beings can be found and made a lot more often than I expected. A safe space was created and held all the way through it.” – Melanie Meinen
  • "Insightful, Challenging, Eye-opening. I liked the setting, people, energy and the format. Fantastic job.” – Josh Chapelle
  • "Deep. Satisfying. Worthwhile. I gained valuable insights around having patience and my personal vision." - Alistair McKinnell

Why do we need this?

The most painful experience of modern man is that nobody really knows us, and nobody seems to be particularly interested. To avoid feeling that pain, we avoid disclosing ourselves in day-to-day life. We behave in a way that results in a staggering loss of human potential and the resulting economic value.

In our workplaces, we do not dare to show our true and whole self. We do not feel welcome, and co-create work environments where sub-optimal results and shared ineffectiveness are normal. Although we hunger for being seen, our need for safety makes it impossible for anyone to authentically connect with us.

True effectiveness is very radical, scary, terrifying - nothing anyone would want per se. We avoid it at all costs.

Temenos provides a safe setting to explore this space to develop our existing skills. We discover that we can open up to people and learn that this satisfies a deeply rooted human need.

With this experience, we may dare to treat each other more openly, truthfully, and effectively than before. We’re more aware of who we are, and what we want.


Learn skills and practices that help you get more out of your professional and personal relationships. Learn how to build deep connections and increase trust.

What Happens in a Temenos Workshop?

The first step is for participants to share stories about who they are. Each person creates an Influence Map: a visual representation of their major life events and influences that have shaped them to be who they are. These provide focus and depth to the stories.

The process of telling our story and listening to others helps us develop a greater awareness of who we are and how we relate to the world. Awareness of our own patterns makes it easier for us to connect with others and build trust.

See the infographic below illustrating the key elements of the influence map process.

The Clean Slate process is used to clear emotional charges from past workplace events that can block connection and growth. Think of a blackboard covered with writing (the past) – we need to erase or clean it so there is space for something new. We use Clean Slate with systems as well as individual relationships.

Healthy relationships require care and attention. For key relationships, we identify what our vision for that relationship. We also identify our success and sabotage strategies as well as what we can do to enhance or mitigate them. Finally, thought is given to how we enter and exit those systems.

Please refer to these pages for additional information:


  • Courage
  • Desire to learn and Grow
  • Having experienced kindergarten is a plus

What material will we cover?

The topics covered in the course will be: influence maps, clean slate, strategies and a special kind of feedback that doesn't hurt.

Payment Options

This workshop is delivered under the Pay for Value model. I ask you to pay $100 to reserve your place.

One week after the workshop, decide how much it was worth to you and pay me accordingly.

If you would rather pay a set amount in advance for personal reasons or due to purchase approval reasons, this is also possible - just send me an email.

Location and Timing

The event will be held in a private residence. Lunch will be provided on both days.

The workshop times are:

  • Saturday - 8:30am coffee, 9:00am start to 5:00pm 
  • Sunday - 10:00am start to 5:00pm


Any questions? Feel free to email (michael.sahota AT me or call me (416.999.3297).

About Michael Sahota

I have worked with Agile (human-centered software practices) for over 10 years and help organizations get great results by creating people-centred teams and organizations. Most of my time is spent working with people and teams to help them grow. I have attended several Temenos workshops as a participant and faclitated three workshops. I have found Temenos to be instrumental in my own joureny of professional and personal growth and want to share this with others.

Origins of Temenos

Temenos is the name of a special kind of experiential laboratory (usually delivered as a weekend lab) that Siraj Sirajuddin has invented and evolved over many years integrating diverse influences. He’s been using these labs to support lean and agile transformations in his practice as an Organisational Transformation Mentor. 

Can't make it?

The next Workshop is April 12/13.

Have questions about Temenos Toronto – Workshop for Trust & Connection? Contact Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert
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Toronto, ON M5P 1H3

Saturday, 25 January 2014 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, 26 January 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Michael K Sahota, Culture & Leadership Expert

Michael K Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He in the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results.


As a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Educator with the Scrum Alliance, Michael teaches on a worldwide basis. His highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1 & 2) Trainings reflects his growth and capability as a leader. He has been traveling to India for the past 4 years in an intense study of personal growth and transformation for his own leadership path. He practices and models what he teaches to create transformative experiences. His upcoming trainings at


Since 2001, Michael has been guiding success with Agile. Since 2010, he has held his Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) designation. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael has two books that are to be published this year: Emotional Science and Agile Leadership.

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